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Author Vernez, Georges, author

Title Initiatives to improve quality of education in the Kurdistan region, Iraq : administration, school monitoring, private school policies, and teacher training / Georges Vernez, Shelly Culbertson, Louay Constant, Rita Karam
Published Santa Monica: RAND, [2016]
© 2016
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 144 pages) : color map, color charts
Series Research report ; RR-960-KRG
Research report (Rand Corporation) ; RR-960-KRG
Contents Ch.1. Introduction -- ch. 2. Reorganizing the KRG Ministry of Education -- ch. 3. Developing a school quality assurance system -- ch. 4. Monitoring quality and encouraging growth of private schools in the KRI -- ch. 5. Assessing teacher training -- ch. 6. Conclusion --Appendix: Job descriptions for the proposed organization structure
Preface -- Figures -- Tables -- Summary -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Chapter One: Introduction: Background -- Economy, Population, and Workforce -- Education -- Chapter Two: Reorganizing the KRG Ministry of Education: Literature on Organization Design -- Organization of Ministries of Education in Six Countries -- Why Reorganize the KRG's Ministry of Education? -- Proposed Organization for the KRG's Ministry of Education -- Chapter Three: Developing a School Quality Assurance System: Current Approaches to Quality Assurance in the KRI -- Characteristics of Effective School Quality Assurance Systems -- Proposed School Quality Assurance Framework.-- Implementing School Monitoring -- Recommendations -- Chapter Four: Monitoring Quality and Encouraging Growth of Private Schools in the KRI: Overview of the KRI's Private School Sector, Law, and Practice -- International Approaches to Managing Private Schools -- Recommendations for Managing KRI's Private Schools -- Chapter Five: Assessing Teacher Training: Governance and Management of Training -- Approaches to Training Planning and Delivery -- Training Programs, Participation, and Alignment with Needs -- Recommendations -- Chapter Six: Conclusion: Quality Improvement Recommendations -- Next Steps for Improving KRG K-12 Education -- Appendix: Job Descriptions for the Proposed Organization Structure -- Bibliography
Summary "The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) aims to restructure its Ministry of Education, develop a framework and implementation plan for a school quality assurance system, review the effectiveness of its monitoring and support of private schools, and assess the content and quality of in-service teacher training. To help the KRG in their efforts, RAND researchers interviewed Ministry of Education staff and reviewed the current situation; reviewed relevant literature on organization design, school monitoring, and private schools; conducted in-depth case studies of ministries of education, school monitoring, and private schools in other countries; analyzed data on KRG teachers; provided analysis and recommendations; and developed implementation guidelines"--Publisher's description
Notes "February 26, 2016"--Table of contents page
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-144)
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (RAND, viewed March 1, 2016)
Subject Education and state -- Iraq -- Kurdistān.
Education -- Iraq -- Kurdistān -- Evaluation.
Educational change -- Iraq -- Kurdistān.
Private schools -- Iraq -- Kurdistān.
Teachers -- Training of -- Iraq -- Kurdistān.
Form Electronic book
Author Kurdistān (Iraq). Ḧikûmetî Herêmî Kurdistan-ʻÊraq, sponsor
Kurdistān (Iraq). Wezaretî Perwerdeyî, sponsor
Rand Corporation, publisher, issuing body
ISBN 0833094459 (electronic bk)
9780833094452 (electronic bk)
Other Titles Administration, school monitoring, private school policies, and teacher training in the Kurdistan region, Iraq